The desire of talking of ourselves, and showing those faults we do not mind having seen, makes up a good part of our sincerity.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We may sooner be brought to love them that hate us, than them that love...
Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.
Funeral pomp is more for the vanity of the living than for the honor of...
We are easily comforted for the misfortunes of our friends, when those misfortunes give us...
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
The accent of a man's native country remains in his mind and his heart, as...
We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions.
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to...
Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil...
If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred...
Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with...
Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
There is many a virtuous woman weary of her trade.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.
Most people know no other way of judging men's worth but by the vogue they...